Thursday, 9 September 2010

In Which Sarah Palin says I Agree with Hillary

No do not adjust your screen, it's true. The two most powerful women in US politics have found an issue they can agree 100% on. Well getting there...sort of.

Yesterday US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was reported as saying the Koran burning was 'disrespectful' and 'disgraceful'.

Today the former Republican vice-Presidential candidate said it was an 'unnecessary provocation'. See what I mean about sort of agreeing. It's a little diluted but heading in the right direction. Her full comment was:

"People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation - much like building a mosque at Ground Zero."

Forgive the former Alaskan Governor's geography she did seem to think she could see Russia from the Governor's mansion. There is no mosque going to be built at Ground Zero, there is potential for one a few blocks away. Although here's a question. I know some buildings do allow their Muslim staff a prayer room in the building so they can keep up their 5-times-a-day devotion to pray. Are such rooms going to be allowed in any replacement building on Ground Zero are are such employees going to have to trek miles to find a suitable venue for prayer.

She went on:

"It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don't feed that fire.

"If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive."

Wow! Using the same argument is Sarah going to oppose Prop 8? On a positive note though the Republicans are on board with this one, even if somewhat less inclusive than the Democrats and using less powerful language.

1 comment:

  1. "There is no mosque going to be built at Ground Zero, there is potential for one a few blocks away."

    There already is a mosque a few blocks away from Ground Zero. The proposed interfaith / community centre (ie. not a mosque) will be built a few blocks farther away from Ground Zero than said mosque.

    Sadly, the nutters have poisoned the whole debate. I'm sure that was their intention. Somewhere along the line, someone figured out that if you can manipulate enough stupid people into mindlessly repeating the same lie everywhere, you don't have to worry about the truth coming out - it won't stand a chance.